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Counterfeits, Privilege, Registration Procedures, Tobacco and French Signs – The Impact of Changing Canadian Laws


By Cynthia Rowden, Bereskin & Parr Canada is in the midst of a whirlwind of legislative activity centred around trademark and brand protection. Brand owners should ensure that they are not only taking advantage of new options to protect their marks in Canada, but that they do not miss opportunities or requirements expected in the next couple of years.

Trademarks 2016: Roundtable

Who’s Who Legal has brought together John Hackett of AJ Park, Patricia McGovern of DFMG and Maximilian Kinkeldey of Grünecker to discuss key issues facing trademark lawyers and their clients today.

Corporate Counsel Q&A: Trademarks

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Holger Gensmantel, Carl Zeiss AG In an exclusive interview with Who’s Who Legal, Holger Gensmantel discusses his role at Carl Zeiss, the qualities that make a successful trademarks lawyer, the German legal marketplace and the challenges of fostering innovation while adhering to regulation. 

Mediation 2016: Discussion

Who's Who Legal brings together two leading individuals to discuss recent developments in the market, the changing nature of cases and the future of mediation. 

Hybrids and Inadmissibility


By Alan L Limbury, Strategic Resolution The practice of combining mediation and arbitration by the same neutral has been traced back to ancient Greece and Ptolemaic Egypt. Facilitative (as distinct from evaluative) mediation uncovers the underlying interests of the disputants and allows them to craft their own solution. Arbitration determines the legal issues but may leave those interests unaddressed. Combining the two processes can bring a definite end to the dispute, save time and money, achieve creative solutions, and preserve or restore relationships.

Capital Markets 2016: Q&A


Who’s Who Legal speaks with Clinton van Loggerenberg, director of banking and finance at ENSafrica, to find out more about what has been going on in the market in the last 12 months.

Energy 2016: Roundtable

Who’s Who Legal brings together Paulo Valois Pires of L O Baptista, Steven Otillar of Akin Gump and Brad Roach of Gibson Dunn to discuss issues facing energy lawyers and their clients in the industry today.

The Positive Outlook for Global Energy M&A


By Robert Merrick, Herbert Smith Freehills Last year presented a difficult and turbulent time in the energy sector with the dramatic slide of the price of oil. The oil price, which had previously skyrocketed to over US$100 per barrel in recent years amid an unprecedented growth in US oil production, continued its plunge to as low as US$27 per barrel.

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